I'm thinking blue sweater, with a yellow F on it. Where and how can I get on that?
Anyways, I don't know if you know what a Mary Sue is but at nine, I didn't either. But what little you know of it doesn't matter, not at all, because this fanfic epitomizes the Mary Sue character. And that was the first fanfic I had ever read, in my entire life.
So amazing. I don't remember whether I fully understood the concept of fanfiction. I mean, I must have because it wasn't all that hard. Fans write about what they think should happen in a story instead of the way it was originally written. It was months later, after a couple dozen more terribly written fanfics, that I discovered the difference between canon and fanon. And then a few years later, slash.
Of course, I never used to read anything higher up than an R. That was the general rule I had for myself. And it wasn't like I went actively searching. But, wow, back to that gem up there. What a discovery, eh? Safe to say, from then on, I tried to avoid original characters as much as possible. God knows hpff is chock full of them. I just checked on hpff. No idea why Ginny's in the header. As much as I'd like to stroll down FictionAlley, I think I'll save that for another time.
But in the mean time, everyone should be exposed to Ask Moony.